Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 14, 2017, 12:50:20 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

[Today at 12:44:40 PM]

[Today at 12:25:31 PM]

[Today at 11:57:37 AM]

[Today at 11:37:11 AM]

[Today at 11:35:16 AM]

[Today at 11:00:55 AM]

[Today at 10:56:03 AM]

[Today at 10:39:28 AM]

[Today at 10:38:33 AM]

[Today at 10:37:32 AM]

[Today at 10:33:27 AM]

[Today at 10:04:33 AM]

[Today at 09:49:14 AM]

[Today at 09:23:05 AM]

[Today at 09:20:25 AM]

[Today at 09:17:17 AM]

[Today at 08:54:19 AM]

[Today at 08:23:06 AM]

by bmb
[Today at 07:43:35 AM]

[Today at 05:13:28 AM]

[Today at 01:34:45 AM]

[Today at 12:45:14 AM]

[December 13, 2017, 09:57:31 PM]

[December 13, 2017, 09:45:22 PM]

[December 13, 2017, 06:41:43 PM]

[December 13, 2017, 06:27:33 PM]

by Tote
[December 13, 2017, 05:25:53 PM]

by SOMA
[December 13, 2017, 04:02:33 PM]

[December 13, 2017, 03:53:02 PM]

[December 13, 2017, 03:39:11 PM]

Support NCKA

Support the site by making a donation.

2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Any Spey Rod guys  (Read 747 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mr.Matt

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Sacto
  • Date Registered: May 2005
  • Posts: 4374
Just picked one up and am gonna be trying here on the AR on Thursday for shad.
Never done it before, any advice?

Thanks
Matt
Matt


ScottV

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: El Dorado Hills, cA
  • Date Registered: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 2302
I just started with my switch rod. I can show you how I cast two handed.  Or go give Jeff Putnam some money and do his two handed class. Best instructor I know.
So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
`..`.. ><((((>`..`.><((((>`..`.. ><((((>

---------------------------------------
Dark green OK Trident 13

2014 FreshKATS Clear Lake 6th place on the fly
2014 King of the Port 2nd place on the fly
2014 FAOTY Fly Angler of the Year
2015 FreshKATS Rollins Lake Round-Up 1st place on the fly!
2015 FreshKATS Tournament of Champions 2nd place of the fly


Mr.Matt

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Sacto
  • Date Registered: May 2005
  • Posts: 4374
Yeah I'm gonna give it a day trying myself an planned on getting paid lessons after if I can't do it.
Thanks Scott. See u out there soon! Also am very interested in a salt trip on the fly. Busy till August unfortunately.
Matt


piski

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Dolores Lagoon, SF
  • Date Registered: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 3394
Please post how it goes. Been thinking about getting one off & on for a few years.
Catch & Repeat


Mr.Matt

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Sacto
  • Date Registered: May 2005
  • Posts: 4374
I will do! I've been wanton. One for a while and just finally went for it. It's a beautiful rod I started with an affordable price rod Orvis Clearwater 13-6 things a beast! Hope I. An cast it as long as those cats on the river! And eventually I want to be able to get that thing in the salt!
Matt


golfish

  • Salmon
  • ***
  • `..`.><(((>
  • View Profile
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Date Registered: May 2008
  • Posts: 648
I started throwing spey rods for steelies around '08, never looked back. I've thrown long lines but skagit and scandi are perfect for 90% of the fishing I do. Skagit style is the easy to learn since it is not as timing critical as scandi/touch and go casts and Shad are perfect to learn on. I have 4/5 switch rods to 8/9 full spey rods, more spey rods than single handers now.

I took lessons because when I started there were few people doing it. So much easier now with line manfs making all kinds of lines and lots of people doing it so you can get the basics easily.

Was going to stay in my kayak and try and get a shad but it was to f-ing hot yesterday on the Sac so I wet waded with the spey rod and crushed them.  Somewhere between, Colusa and Woodson Bridge, that's all I'm saying, LOL.

It's been over a year since I fished the AR for shad, if you want to hook up let me know and I can bring a bunch of skagit heads and tip combos for you to try.

So yeah, pretty passionate about it. Skagit is so easy even spey head Rockroach can do it...

Blue Eddyline Caribbean 14 + Torqeedo Ultralight 403
Sunrise OK Trident 13


Mr.Matt

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Sacto
  • Date Registered: May 2005
  • Posts: 4374
Matt


Rockroach

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: Windsor, Ca.
  • Date Registered: Jul 2006
  • Posts: 1500
So yeah, pretty passionate about it. Skagit is so easy even spey head Rockroach can do it...
I just saw this :smt005 funny funny.
That was right before I ended up with a 103 degree temp. Good times.
There's nothing better than spending time on the water, taking it slow, and practicing good technique.
~MarcosM~
Jackson Kayak Fishing Team Member
Yakattack Team Member



Fishstix

  • Sardine
  • *
  • View Profile
  • Location: Cool, CA
  • Date Registered: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 4
Any recommendations for size and weight on a good versatile switch rod for Nor Cal inland rivers (Yuba, Feather, American) and perhaps the Delta?  I've been told a 6 or 7 wt around 11'6" is a good starting point.  I've never tried switch/spey, but would like to learn.  I'm hoping the Pleasanton Fly Fishing show will have some good instruction this coming February.


golfish

  • Salmon
  • ***
  • `..`.><(((>
  • View Profile
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Date Registered: May 2008
  • Posts: 648
target species? steel, trout, salmon, shad, stripers?

that said I think 12'6" 6wt is the best all around rod for norcal but I'm mostly steel and shad. IMO, easier to learn on full size spey rod but line technology is so much better now learning on a switch is easy too.  I'm not big on "switch" rods unless you just want to use them as short spey rods only. I use switches and love them for small streams, 10lbs of steel on a 5wt. swtich is a hoot! If you want to nymph grab a single hander which I do when fish not taking a swung fly or conditions call for it.

Keep an eye on kiene's board, sometimes they will have intro spey clinics. If you see jeff putnam putting a clinic on you should check it out, a few years ago he fixed my double spey in about 10 mins.
Blue Eddyline Caribbean 14 + Torqeedo Ultralight 403
Sunrise OK Trident 13


Fishstix

  • Sardine
  • *
  • View Profile
  • Location: Cool, CA
  • Date Registered: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 4
Thanks Gofish, I've heard good things about Jeff Putnam.  I'll look him up.